WE OFFER SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO GIVE:
•Put cash or check in the offereing basket at our Sunday service.
•Mail your contribution to the attention of the “Finance Department”.
•For mutual fund or stock donations contact Gary Ashida at 719-267-4837.
You now have the opportunity to contribute to God’s work by making financial donations online. We understand this isn’t for everyone. While we do not encourage the use of credit cards and incurring debt, we realize that many in today’s society are becoming more reliant on cashless payment methods and paying their bills electronically. We have decided to make this available to you because it will serve so many.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GIVING ONLINE?
•You can prioritize giving in your budget.
•Online giving occurs automatically and is not impacted by your being away from home or on vacation. This helps even out the cash flow at the church, and helps you remain faithful to your intended full-year tithe.
•Online giving is a cost-efficient way for the River to receive donations. It is also the quickest way for the church staff to process donations and results in the greatest accuracy.
IS IT SAFE TO GIVE ONLINE?
Yes. We use a highly respected third party to process all online contributions. This processor is compliant to all current processing rules for ACH withdrawals, banking, debit card and credit card processing. None of your financial information is maintained by the River on any of our computers or electronic processing equipment.
WHAT IS THE MOST COST EFFIECIENT WAY TO GIVE?
The most cost efficient way to give is to put cash or check in the offering basket on Sunday. When you give online using a checking account withdrawal we get charged a 1% transaction fee. If you give online using a debit or credit card we get charged a 3% transaction fee.
CAN I SCHEDULE RECURRING ONLINE GIVING?
IF SO, DO I NEED TO CREATE A USER ACCOUNT BEFORE SCHEDULING RECURRING GIVING?
Yes, you can schedule recurring online giving to begin at any date in the future. We recommend that you create a User Account, and then log into that User Account and create your recurring giving schedule. Make note of the e-mail address you enter when you create your User Account, as this will become your User Name for logging into your account. Creating recurring giving under a User Account will enable you to log in, view and make changes to the recurring giving schedule(s) you create.
CAN I CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR RECURRING GIVING ONCE I HAVE SET IT UP?
Yes, you can change or cancel your recurring giving at any time. Just go to riverordway.com and click on online giving.
CAN I REVIEW MY DONATION HISTORY ONLINE?
Yes. My Online Giving History will show only online donations, but My Contribution Statement will show both online and cash and check donations.
If you have further questions on online giving please call the church office at 719-267-4837.